People: Aceto Corp (ACET.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Albert Eilender

71 2013 Chairman of the Board

Salvatore Guccione

51 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Douglas Roth

57 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Satish Srinivasan

45 2013 President and Chief Operating Officer of Rising Pharmaceuticals

Steven Rogers

53 2011 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Charles Alaimo

48 2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Raymond Bartone

52 2012 Senior Vice President - Nutritionals

Frank DeBenedittis

60 2011 Senior Vice President - Corporate Business Development

Terry Kippley

50 2012 Senior Vice President - Agricultural Protection Products

Carlos Restrepo

52 2014 Senior Vice President - Performance Chemicals

Nicholas Shackley

50 2011 Senior Vice President - Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Hans Noetzli

73 2009 Lead Independent Director

Natasha Giordano

54 2010 Director

Daniel Yarosh

60 2014 Director

William Britton

69 2006 Independent Director

Alan Levin

52 2013 Independent Director

Richard Randall

77 2009 Independent Director

Jody Burfening

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Albert Eilender

Mr. Albert L. Eilender is Chairman of the Board of Aceto Corp. He joined the Board in 2000, was the lead independent director from 2005 to September 2009 and served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from September 2010 to January 2013. He is the sole owner of Waterways Advisory Services, a firm specializing in advising companies on developing and evaluating options relative to mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships in the chemical industry. Mr. Eilender has not been active in the operations of this enterprise since October 2009. He has more than 35 years of diverse senior level experience in the specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical industry and has had direct financial responsibility, with significant experience in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, both domestically and internationally. He has also served on the boards of numerous industry trade associations during his career. We believe that Mr. Eilender’s past 25 years of industry experience in executive management for operations within all three segments of Aceto’s business, as well as operations in North America, Europe and Asia, coupled with his experience in the areas of business consultation and mergers and acquisitions, and his service on the Board since 2000, give him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors. In addition, as a director of Aceto he has demonstrated leadership within the Board and the ability to work effectively with management to create unity of effort.

Salvatore Guccione

Mr. Salvatore J. Guccione is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Aceto Corp. Mr. Guccione joined Aceto’s Board in May 2011 and in December 2011 was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In January 2013 he was also appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Guccione was formerly an Operating Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm based in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Guccione was the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of WIL Research Laboratories from 2006 to 2009 and the Chief Financial Officer of International Specialty Products from 2004 to 2005. In addition, Mr. Guccione held various positions at Cambrex Corporation from 1995 to 2004, including Executive Vice President, Strategy and Chief Financial Officer. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Guccione held various positions at International Specialty Products, including Vice President and General Manager, Personal Care and Director, Corporate Development. Mr. Guccione holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Mr. Guccione previously served on the board of directors of ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a privately held company, from November 2011 to September 2013. In addition, Mr. Guccione previously served on the boards of Royal Adhesives & Sealants Holdings and DG3 Holdings from 2010 to October 2011. We believe that Mr. Guccione’s twenty-seven years of investing and operating experience in the specialty chemicals and healthcare industries as well as his experience in planning, building and managing several specialty chemical and pharmaceutical/FDA-regulated businesses, active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical research services and biotechnology products/services, gives him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors.

Douglas Roth

Mr. Douglas A. Roth is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Aceto Corp. Mr. Roth has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March, 2010 and had previously been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in May, 2001. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Roth was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CitySprint 1-800 Deliver from September 1998 through April 2001. Mr. Roth holds a bachelor degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego and an MBA in finance from Fordham University.

Satish Srinivasan

Mr. Satish Srinivasan is President and Chief Operating Officer of Rising Pharmaceuticals a subsidiary of Aceto Corp. Mr. Srinivasan has been the President and COO of Rising since July 2013. Mr. Srinivasan has over twenty years of experience in the generic pharmaceutical industry, all with Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (“OCP”). Over the years, he has held various business development, operating and management roles, serving most recently as the President and CEO of Orchid Pharma, Inc. and Orgenus Pharma Inc., the U.S. operating subsidiaries of OCP, a vertically integrated company spanning the entire pharmaceutical value chain from discovery to marketing. Mr. Srinivasan holds a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Degree from the University of Bombay and a Masters of Science in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Illinois.

Steven Rogers

Mr. Steven Rogers is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Aceto Corp. Mr. Rogers has been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company since October 2011 and Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, since January 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rogers was the General Counsel of Rising, certain assets of which the Company acquired in December 2010. Mr. Rogers oversees all legal and regulatory matters and provides legal counsel to the Company’s senior management and the Board. From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Rogers was a corporate litigator at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. From 1994 to 1997, he was Associate General Counsel/First Vice-President of PaineWebber, Inc. From 1997 to 2009, he served as General Counsel of LibertyView Capital Management, a SEC-registered investment adviser, owned by Credit Agricole and then Neuberger Berman, LLC, where he was responsible for all legal, compliance and regulatory matters and oversaw the research and risk departments. Mr. Rogers earned his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law in 1986 and a B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1983. He is a member of the New York and Connecticut State Bars, as well as various federal courts including the United States Supreme Court.

Charles Alaimo

Mr. Charles J. Alaimo is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Aceto Corp. Mr. Alaimo has been Senior Vice President, Human Resources of the Company since July 2012 and Vice President, Human Resources, since January 2011. Mr. Alaimo oversees the global human resources functions. Prior to joining the Company, from 2008 to 2011, Mr. Alaimo was Director, Global Human Resources for Coby Electronics where he oversaw all human resources activities for this private consumer electronics company. From 2004 to 2007, he was Director, Human Resources and General Affairs for TDK Electronics Corporation. Mr. Alaimo also served as Regional Manager, Human Resources for Group One Trading, LP a private, derivatives trading firm from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Alaimo earned his B.B.A. in Human Resources Management from Baruch College in 1989 and a M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Baruch College in 2005.

Raymond Bartone

Mr. Raymond Bartone is Senior Vice President - Nutritionals of Aceto Corp. Mr. Bartone has been Senior Vice President, Nutritionals since July 2012 and International Vice President, Nutritionals since July 2005. Mr. Bartone joined the Company in 1991 as a sales representative and held various positions within the Company including Assistant Product Manager, Product Manager, Assistant Vice President and Vice President. Mr. Bartone holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Manhattanville College and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

Frank DeBenedittis

Mr. Frank DeBenedittis is Senior Vice President - Corporate Business Development of Aceto Corp. Mr. DeBenedittis has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development since August 2011 and International Senior Vice President, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients since February 2011. Prior to that, Mr. DeBenedittis was Executive Vice President since January 2009 and Senior Vice President of the Company since 2001. Mr. DeBenedittis joined the Company in 1979 as a marketing assistant and held various positions within the Company including Assistant Product Manager, Product Manager, Assistant Vice President and Vice President. In addition, Mr. DeBenedittis currently serves on the board of directors of Rising Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. DeBenedittis holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Stony Brook University.

Terry Kippley

Mr. Terry Kippley is Senior Vice President - Agricultural Protection Products of the company. Mr. Kippley has been Senior Vice President, Agricultural Protection Products since July 2012. Mr. Kippley joined the Company in June 2004 as Global Business Development Manager – Agrochemicals and has held various positions within the Company including Assistant Vice President, Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corp. and Vice President, Agricultural Protection Products. Mr. Kippley holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Loyola University.

Carlos Restrepo

Mr. Carlos Restrepo is Senior Vice President - Performance Chemicals of the Company. Mr. Restrepo has been Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals since February 2014. Prior to joining Aceto, he spent eighteen years at International Specialty Products (“ISP”), now part of Ashland Inc., where he most recently served as Vice President, Intermediates and Solvents. Prior to this role, Mr. Restrepo served successively as ISP’s Senior Vice President & General Manager, Industrial Chemicals and Elastomers and Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Industrial Chemicals. Earlier in his tenure at ISP, Mr. Restrepo directed its chemical businesses in Mexico and Singapore. Prior to ISP, Mr. Restrepo worked for ten years at Huntsman/Texaco Chemical and Dow Chemical in various sales, marketing and general management roles. Mr. Restrepo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland – College Park.

Nicholas Shackley

Mr. Nicholas I. Shackley is Senior Vice President - Pharmaceutical Ingredients of Aceto Corp. Mr. Shackley joined Aceto in August 2011 as International Senior Vice President, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and became Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Ingredients in July 2012. Prior to joining Aceto, Mr. Shackley had a 25 year professional career starting in England with the former British company ICI Specialties. He then transferred to the USA and joined Zeneca Specialties which was the predecessor company of Avecia Inc for 8 years, primarily in executive sales and business development roles. In 2004 he joined Cambrex where he took leadership positions in Sales, Marketing & Business Development in both Pharma and Biopharma capacities. In 2008, Mr. Shackley joined BASF and had P&L responsibility for their Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Service Business Unit as their Vice President-North America. Mr. Shackley holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the Imperial College of London.

Hans Noetzli

Mr. Hans C. Noetzli is Lead Independent Director of Aceto Corporation. Mr. Noetzli holds a degree in Business Administration. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fine chemicals industry. Prior to his role as Chairman of Schweizerhall, Inc., he served in many executive functions of the Alusuisse-Lonza Group, among them as Chief Executive Officer of Lonza Inc. for 16 years and he was a member of the executive committee of the worldwide Alusuisse-Lonza Group located in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Noetzli also served on the Board of the Chemical Manufacturing Association, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, New York, as well as other industry associations. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of IRIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately owned developer and manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients. In addition, Mr. Noetzli was a member of the Board of Synthetech, Inc., a fine chemicals company specializing in organic synthesis, biocatalysis and chiral technologies, from 2004 through 2010. We believe that Mr. Noetzli’s extensive experience in the fine chemicals industry, and executive-level experience, as well as the valuable business knowledge he brings regarding the issues facing a board of directors and his service on the Board of the Company since 2002, give him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors. In addition, his broad international experience, coupled with his fluency in 3 languages, adds to the diversity of the Board.

Natasha Giordano

Ms. Natasha Giordano is Director of Aceto Corp. Ms. Giordano served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Healthcare Corporation of America (“HCCA”) through August 2014. Prior to that Ms. Giordano served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a branded specialty pharmaceutical company from May 2010 to August 2012 and Chief Operating Officer since 2009. Prior to that, she served as President, Americas for Cegedim Dendrite (formerly Dendrite International Inc.) from 2007 to 2008 and as Senior Vice President of the Global Customer Business Unit of Cegedim Dendrite from 2004 to 2007. She had been with Cegedim Dendrite since 2000 and served as Group President for Global Business Unit for major customers, and Vice President of Global Sales. Earlier in her career, she worked nine years with Parke-Davis then owned by Warner Lambert in several sales and marketing positions including Strategic Alliance management and Sales Integration. Ms. Giordano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Wagner College in New York. We believe that Ms. Giordano’s twenty plus years of senior leadership positions in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry brings to our Board a vast amount of practical experience in general management, strategy, marketing, sales development, and compliance, which give her the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors.

Daniel Yarosh

Dr. Daniel B. Yarosh, Ph.D. is Director of the Company. Most recently Dr. Yarosh, PhD is Chief Technology Advisor, Estee Lauder Companies. From 2008 to 2014 he was Senior Vice President of Basic Science Research at Estee Lauder R&D. He founded and served as President and Chairman of Applied Genetics Inc. Dermatics, a biotech company focusing on DNA science for 23 years before selling it to Estee Lauder. Dr. Yarosh has a PhD degree in molecular biology, and was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Brookhaven National Laboratories and Staff Fellow and Cancer Expert at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He is active in the New York biotech community and many scientific and medical societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Yarosh is the author of over 100 scientific papers, two dozen patents, and the book “The New Science of Perfect Skin”. Dr. Yarosh is a volunteer board member of the Photomedicine Society, a medical professional non-profit society and is also a volunteer advisor to other professional scientific, medical and patient groups. Dr. Yarosh received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Macalester College and a PhD from the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Dr. Yarosh’s prior experience, including his executive and scientific research experience at Estee Lauder and his expertise in the biotech industry, gives him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors.

William Britton

Mr. William N. Britton is Independent Director of Aceto Corporation. Mr. Britton is the sole owner of TD AIM, LLC, through which he is involved in a variety of activities surrounding financial consulting and private equity investing. Mr. Britton is also a Vice Chairman of P and E Capital, Inc., a management company involved in real estate. Previously, Mr. Britton was a Senior Vice President with JP Morgan Chase. He has over 30 years of commercial lending experience ranging from large syndicated financings with Fortune 500 companies to privately owned businesses, with significant experience in private equity related transactions, asset based lending arrangements, leasing and many other forms of secured lending. Mr. Britton is a former member of the Northeast Advisory Council of Opera Solutions, a private firm engaged in consulting. Mr. Britton is a former Vice President-Finance for the Boy Scouts of America (Manhattan Council) and is on the board of the Rutgers Business School. We believe that Mr. Britton’s finance and business consultation and executive-level management experience, as well as his service on the Board of the Company since 2006, give him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors.

Alan Levin

Mr. Alan G. Levin is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Levin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Endo) from June 2009 until September 2013. Prior to joining Endo, Mr. Levin worked with Texas Pacific Group, a leading private equity firm, and one of their start-up investments. Before that, he was Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Pfizer, Inc. where he worked for 20 years in a variety of executive positions of increasing responsibility, including Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Finance & Strategic Management for the company’s research and development organization. Mr. Levin received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Mr. Levin is a certified public accountant and a member of the Advisory Board of Auven Therapeutics, a private equity fund. We believe that Mr. Levin’s financial experience, including his prior positions as chief financial officer of Endo and Pfizer and executive-level experience in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as his experience in financial reporting, treasury and corporate finance, gives him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors.

Richard Randall

Mr. Richard P. Randall is Independent Director of Aceto Corp. Mr. Randall is the former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Direct Holdings Worldwide, LLC, the parent company of Lillian Vernon Corp. and Time-Life, from 2002 until 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Randall was the Chief Financial Officer of Coach, Inc. from 2000 to 2001 and the Chief Financial Officer of Lillian Vernon Corp. from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Randall holds a degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has more than 40 years of experience in various accounting and finance positions. Mr. Randall joined Aceto’s board in May 2009 and currently serves as chair of its Audit & Risk Committee. Mr. Randall serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the board of directors for Steven Madden, Ltd. since 2006. Mr. Randall has also served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the board of directors for The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (Burke) in White Plains, NY through December 31, 2011 where he has served since 2005. Having completed his nine year term limit at Burke in May 2013, Mr. Randall was named Member Emeritus of Burke’s Executive Committee and retains his board seat at Burke’s Foundation Board. Mr. Randall joined the board of P&F Industries, Inc. in May 2012 and now sits on its Audit Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee and its Strategic Planning and Risk Committee. Mr. Randall also previously served as a director and chair of the Audit Committee for two unrelated Chinese companies publicly traded in the US, Universal Travel Group and Home Systems Group, from 2007 until 2008 when he resigned from these boards. We believe that Mr. Randall’s executive-level and director experience, as well as his experience in the areas of accounting and corporate finance, as well as financial reporting, gives him the qualifications and skills to serve as one of our directors.

Jody Burfening

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